City of Haysville

Skilled Laborer - City of Haysville


Under the supervision of the Public Works Director, the Skilled Laborer is a non-exempt position under FLSA which performs
various duties. Must be skilled in at least one of the following areas: operating specific equipment, working in the area of
construction, carpentry, or welding. Must maintain absolute confidentiality of information, data and records obtained through or
because of employment with the City.

• Operates machinery and equipment;
• Provides construction skills working on city owned facilities;
• Provides carpentry skills in working on city owned facilities;
• Provides welding skills;
• Follows department policies and procedures;
• Follows safety procedures and practices.

• Performs snow and ice removal
• Assists other departments;
• Performs other duties as deemed necessary or assigned.

Experience: At least two years experience in one of the designated fields is required. Expected to have acquired the necessary
information and skills to perform the job reasonably well within one year of employment.
Education: A high school diploma or GED. A certified transcript will be accepted in lieu of a diploma. Must possess valid
Kansas Driver's License (or obtain within 30 days of employment).
Technical Skills: Thorough knowledge of one of the following areas: operating various forms of equipment such as a backhoe,
tractor, dump truck, etc.; building construction, drywall, painting, repairs; carpentry, trim work, cabinets, furniture, etc.; welding
is required. Must understand and interpret instructions, reports, specifications and other written information. Should possess
excellent public relation and organizational skills, and oral and written communication skills in English. Must maintain absolute
confidentiality of information, data and records obtained through or because of employment with the City.
Problem Solving: Limited independent problem solving.
Decision Making: Frequent independent decision making. Makes decisions about performing daily duties in the safest and most
efficient manner.
Supervision: Works under the direction of the Public Works Director. Has no supervisory responsibilities.
Financial Accountability: Responsible for department resources and equipment. Does not participate in the annual budget
Personal Relations: Frequent contact with the general public, subordinate personnel, co-workers and supervisory personnel, and
occasional contact with the governing body.

Working Conditions: Adverse working conditions exist. Exposure to asbestos, radiation, work in confined spaces, excessive
noise, heavy machinery, and adverse weather conditions is expected while performing property and construction inspections.
Works holidays and weekends if necessary, subject to call-backs/call-ins.
Physical Requirements: Occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, controls, or
tools; reach with hands and arms; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and occasionally required to
taste or smell. Must frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close
vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Must safely operate